There is a switch in our mind, sometimes cobweb covered and stiff with disuse, but it is clearly labeled MOTIVATION. Once we flick it into action, nothing can stop the ADHD adult with a purpose. We come on like an 18-wheeler charging down a mountainside without brakes.
Last week I wrote about how embarrassment can trigger ADHD clarity. I also wrote about how trauma can cause the same reaction. These shocks to our system can lift most of us into a higher state of awareness. This is one major reason why many folks who experience a close call with death often experience life-changing adjustments in attitude and purpose. Think of how lucky you are to have ADHD. You can experience this clarity of purpose almost weekly as you blunder about your life being embarrassed by your boneheaded actions.
But how long does the hyperfocus last for you? Are you able to utilize it to move your life and projects forward, or is it just another strong emotion you experience then instantly forget as you
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